ISC8 Appoints Alissa Valentina Knight as the Company’s New Chief Technology Officer
COSTA MESA, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – ISC8 Inc. (OTCBB:ISCI.OB, “ISC8″ or the “Company”) announced today the appointment of Alissa Valentina Knight as the Company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Knight will be a member of ISC8′s Executive Leadership team. Knight brings to this position more than 12 years of experience in cyber warfare; specifically in the areas of information assurance, incident response, forensics, and penetration testing, which will help shape technology direction and the professional services organization of ISC8.
In addition to the oversight of the Company’s professional services and the security operations organizations, Knight will be instrumental in leading the execution of the cyber security technology strategy for related flagship product lines, partnerships, and external relationships. Additionally, Knight will be responsible for providing visible leadership for the Company in the cyber security community, anticipating and reacting to technology shifts to ensure the maintenance of ISC8′s leadership in the competitive landscape, and leading operational risk management activities to enhance the value of ISC8 and its brand.
Alissa Knight says, “The predictive intelligence technology that ISC8 brings to the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) landscape through the analysis of isomorphic events is a true game changer that picks up where traditional perimeter and endpoint DLP solutions leave off. I am thrilled to be a part of such a market changing company that is truly innovating solutions to a real problem but at big data speeds from 10Gbps and higher. The engineering and operations teams here at ISC8 are parallel to none and I look forward to helping to shape the technology vision of ISC8 as we take our place at the forefront of the DLP market place.”
Prior to coming to ISC8, Knight worked with the U.S. Intelligence Community in counter-terrorism, specializing in intelligence collection and analysis of state and non-state sponsored actors in asymmetric and cyber warfare. Knight is also a serial entrepreneur, having started and sold two previous companies in the cyber security industry to public companies in British Colombia and New Zealand.
Bill Joll, CEO of ISC8 says, “We are proud to have Alissa join the growing ISC8 team. Her experience and knowledge of the cyber marketplace and landscape is invaluable during this stage of the company transformation process. Early customer dialog on our planned product offering leads us to believe that we will hit the mark, thereby proving that we have a differentiated offering. We anticipate that her knowledge of Incident Response will ensure that we remain at the forefront for the solution sets in solving today’s and tomorrow’s cyber threats, specifically Nation State Advance Persistent Threats.”
ISC8 is actively engaged in the development and sale of intelligent cyber security solutions for information technology (IT) for commercial and government environments worldwide. ISC8 provides 3D stacked chip assemblies, high-speed processors, and miniaturized sensors – all technologies it has developed. ISC8 was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.
ISC8 Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of ISC8′s management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by hackers or others, changes in ISC8′s technologies such that they are no longer inter-operable, failure of customers to adopt, or delays in their adoption of, ISC8 products or services discussed above, and other factors that are discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the future results, plans, estimates, intentions or expectations expressed or implied by the Company will be achieved. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release, and you should not rely on those statements as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.
SOURCE ISC8 Inc.